Three Ways to Improve Summer Seasonal Staffing
August 17, 2016 | Staffing Blog
Improving seasonal staffing is a great goal and we are here to help. Summer can be a hectic time of the year in the logistics and manufacturing industries. In an article from Inbound Logistics, it states that August is the busiest time of year for global manufacturers and distribution companies as they begin to ramp up their inventory in preparation for the holiday season. Having a good plan in place will ensure that the operation continues to run smoothly as the peak season hits. That’s why we’ve come up with three ways to improve your seasonal staffing for the summer months.
- Attract the right candidates: There are pools of candidates who are looking for seasonal work and find it more attractive than full-time employment. College students looking for a summer gig before they go back to school are a great example. There are also veteran seasonal workers who know the ropes and come back each year during a company’s peak season. Some workers appreciate the seasonal work and use the extra income for spending money during the holidays.
- Maintain Relationships: Stay in touch with the workers who stuck around last season and were reliable employees. They are more likely to come back to an environment they are familiar with. As a nice bonus, these employees will need very minimal training before they are able to hit the ground running. Word of mouth is a great marketing tool and if previous employees come back, they may just bring along a few referrals!
- Make Recruiting a Priority: Undoubtedly, summer can sneak up on you and before you know it everything is in full swing. Having a solid recruiting plan in place can help set you up for success. Many companies opt to bring on the help of a well-established staffing agency to help them get through their busy season. A staffing agency can provide all of the grunt work for you. From sourcing candidates to conducting background screens and drug tests, the onboarding process is completed on their end to make seasonal staffing as painless as possible. Whether it is internal recruitment with your HR department, or using the help of a staffing agency, it is important to have a game plan in mind for a successful peak season.
Please contact us today to learn more about how the help of a staffing agency can benefit your seasonal staffing needs.